Revision for “Paragonimus africanus and Paragonimus uterobilateralis” created on June 18, 2014 @ 12:32:35

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Paragonimus africanus and Paragonimus uterobilateralis
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<p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><b>Paragonimus africanus</b></i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b> Voelker and Vogel, 1965</b></span></span></p> <p align="CENTER"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;">and</span></span></p> <p align="CENTER"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><b>Paragonimus uterobilateralis</b></i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b> Voelker and Vogel, 1965</b></span></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> These two species of </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> have been described from Africa. </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus africanus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> was described in the Cameroon from the mongoose, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Crossarchus obscurus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">, and the dog and human beings; cats were experimentally infected. </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus uterobilateralis</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> was described from the swamp mongoose, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Atilax paludinosus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> in Liberia, the dog in the Cameroon, and human beings in Liberia, Cameroon, and Nigeria; cats have not been described as being infected with this species. The eggs of </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus africanus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> measure 92 by 48 µm while those of </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus uterobilateralis</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> are smaller, i.e., 68 by 41 µm.</span></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> Eggs of an unidentified species of </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Paragonimus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> were found in a fecal sample from a cat in the Durban area of South Africa (Proctor EM, Gregory MA. 1974. An ultrastructural study of ova of Paragonimus species from human and cat feces. S A Med J 48:1947-1948). The eggs measured 68-76 µm by 44-48 µm. There was no apparent attempt to perform a clinical examination or to treat the cat.</span></span></p>
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